Itinerarium Mentis in Deum (Works of St. Bonaventure Volume II) [Philotheus Boehner. OFM, Zachary Hayes. OFM, OFM, Philotheus Boehner, Zachary Hayes] on. Revered by his order, Bonaventure recodified its constitutions (), wrote for Alternative Titles: “Itinerarium mentis in Deum”, “The Soul’s Journey into God”. The Franciscan Vision: Translation of St. Bonaventure’s Itinerarium Mentis in Deum Para Uma Leitura Do Itinerarium Mentis in Deum de S. Boaventura.

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And admonished by all this to return to myself, I entered inside myself, you leading and I able to do so because you had become my helper. Yet the Aristotelian doctrine of the eternity of the world was given various interpretations.

Itinerarium Mentis in Deum (Journey of the Soul to God) : Bonaventure :

This is how participation works within itineratium created order. Therefore, if a non-being is intelligible only through a being, and a being bonaveture potency is intelligible only through a being in act, and being denominates the pure actuality of a being, it follows that being is that which first falls into the intellect, and that itinwrarium being is that which is pure actuality.

If the genus is definable, we may state its definition, but we shall eventually find ourselves through continuing the process of definition arriving similarly at one of the supreme general or Aristotelian categories; if the genus is not definable, then we have arrived at one of the Aristotelian categories.

Bonaventure of Bagnoregio ca. In other words, the more perfect of the itnierarium disjuncts in any of the disjunctive transcendentals must be an item we acknowledge in our awareness of being: In part, however, matter itself has latent structures that simply await the correct circumstances and conditions to cause the emergence of a higher type of body. This was in What makes Bonaventure’s version so philosophically distinctive is that he proposes to synthesize the epistemology of divine illumination with the Aristotelian account of abstraction.


This universal hylomorphism leads in turn to Bonaventure’s doctrine of being: Boanventure since particular and intentional being cannot be completely perfect, esse purissimum must be identical with the divine being. Bonaventure was born Giovanni di Fidanza in Bagnoregio in Tuscany.

In this way, philosophical reasoning has an integral place within the domain of Bonaventurean theology. Enhanced bibliography for this entry at PhilPaperswith links to its database.

Catalogus generaliumHolder-Egger ed. Indeed, how can the mind know that this being is defective and incomplete unless it has some awareness of being without defect? Finally, there are two ways God’s existence is known as a postulate: Philosophy, Faith, and Theology 3.

Priscian had noted three different senses of the subject of grammar. Theology, by contrast, cuts across all genera and includes God, who is not confined within any genus. Franciswhich he did in Centuries later, Avicenna transformed it into a science truly universal in scope by insisting that it study the nine accidents, as well as substance, and also the attributes that transcend the categories Avicenna, Metaphysica1. This level of creaturely being points to the Divine Source, but in ways that are more direct than those in which sensible creatures do.

This possibiliity was further corroborated by such pagan authors as Plato and Ovid, who had posited a primordial chaotic state of matter out of which the present cosmic order gradually emerged Plato, Timaeus 52DC, ; Ovid, Metamorphoses But this process of gradual emergence does not apply to the creation of human life, since human souls for Bonaventure are incorruptible and can only arise through the direct action of the creator.

Saint Bonaventure

The real but initially hidden starting point for Bonaventure’s ontological argument in the Journey is the notion of esse purissimumtaken un subjectively as existing as a concept in a human mind, but in its objective meaning, [ 63 ] that is, as signifying a certain kind of quiddity or essence. This is why principles are self-evident. A better way to describe his philosophical conclusions and his way of drawing them is that his thought was Franciscan in inspiration and Bonaventurean in execution.


He is thought to have been forty years itineraruum at the time—the minimum age for a Minister General—giving him a birth date of Deuum contrast with creatures, which are mid-level on the scale of being because they are open to existence and non-existence, the notions of complete nothingness omnino nihil and completely pure being esse purissimum have absolutely opposed implications for existence.

The Historical Constitution of St.

Itinerarium Mentis in Deum (Journey of the Soul to God)

The two Dominicans and William of Itinrarium, O. At one level, this line of argumentation is part of an argument for the existence of God.

No one can be ignorant of the fact that this is true: Even when he draws Augustinian conclusions, Bonaventure does not employ Augustinian arguments. To throw light on these conflicting answers, Bonaventure turned to his study of the Arts. A master of the memorable phrase, Bonaventure held that philosophy opens the mind to at least three different routes humans can take on their journey to God.

Therefore, God cannot be thought not to be, for the predicate is already included in the subject. Bonaventure recognized the affinity with arguing by reductio in support of the principle of non-contradiction:.

Bonaventure attended lectures and disputations in theology from to

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